Professionals

What can we do to help your work?

As more and more families are impacted by a child who uses harmful or aggressive behaviour in the home (often referred to as child to parent violence or abuse CAPVA) professionals are seeking information and skills to offer support and advice to those impacted.

Whether you see this daily in your work or are aware of some families on the edge of your services, these behaviours can put a significant strain on the relationships between family members. Knowing what to say and how to respond to families can bring significant changes and help families engage with services.

At Capa, we believe that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive.

Sign up to our mailing list for professionals below and we’ll let you know when our next training sessions are. If you work with children and families and want to learn more about how you can support families dealing with challenging behaviours, book your place on our next session.

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What training do we offer?

    Led by an expert in the field, all Capa training programmes have been developed with over 30 years of experience and expertise. With the family and practitioner in mind our training programmes are designed to enable professionals the skills and confidence to work directly with families to understand why this behaviour happens and how to support families to create change. 

    We offer different levels of training for professionals, ranging from off-the-shelf options to bespoke products tailored to your specific needs. We are confident that you will find a suitable training package to meet your service requirements.

    Below is an outline of our virtual training packages, which are delivered via Zoom. (Teams delivery can be requested). If you prefer face-to-face training, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

    1 Day Training for Professionals

    Course title:
    1 – day CAPVA Training for Professionals – Working with families where a child uses harmful behaviours in the home towards a parent or caregiver.

    Course overview:

    This course aims to enhance understanding and awareness of CAPVA and is designed for front-line practitioners supporting families wishing to develop their ability to respond with confidence and compassion.

    Course Highlights:

    Led by an expert in the field of CAPVA, our sessions cover risk factors that contribute to CAPVA,  family dynamics and impact, communication strategies and practical tools to support families.

    Interactive Sessions:

    Collaborate with fellow professionals, share experiences, discuss challenges and develop innovative approaches to stop aggression in the home.

    Objectives:

    1. Increased Understanding:  Gain a comprehensive understanding of CAPVA, its definitions, and its implications.
    2. Exploring Underlying Causes: Investigate the root causes of this behaviour in children and adolescents, including psychological, social, and environmental factors.
    3. Strategies: Learn and apply practical strategies to help reduce aggressive & harmful behaviour in the home.
    4. Safety Planning: Understand the critical elements of safety planning to protect all family members.
    5. Narrative: Explore methods to shift the family dynamic and narrative towards a healthier, more supportive environment.
    6. Raising Awareness: Increase awareness about the prevalence and impact of CAPVA within communities and professional networks.
    7. Networking and Skills Exchange: Build connections with other professionals and exchange skills and knowledge relevant to addressing CAPVA.
    8. Impact of Neuro Diversity Discuss the effects of secondary diagnoses, such as neurodiverse conditions, on CPA and family interactions.

      By the end of this training, professionals will be better equipped to identify, understand, and address CAPVA, ensuring safer home environments.

      “Excellent, loved this course,. I am excited to see the families I am working with and put what we learnt into place”

      “Wow! This was very useful training I really enjoyed it. Jam-packed with knowledge, advice and tools. Brilliant”

      Cost: £70 if booked before 20th August,  £80 thereafter

      Next date: 12th September, 9.30am -4.30pm

      Tickets for the next training session can be purchased below:

      Introductory  Training – 3 Hours

      Course title:

      Introduction (3 Hours) to Child Against Parent Violence and Aggression (CAPVA)

      Course overview:

      This course aims to enhance understanding and awareness of CAPVA and is designed for those supporting families wishing to develop their ability to respond with confidence and compassion.

      Course Highlights:

      Led by an expert in the field of CAPVA, our sessions cover risk factors that contribute to CAPVA,  family dynamics and impact, communication strategies and practical tools to support families. 

      Interactive Sessions:

      Collaborate with fellow professionals, share experiences, discuss challenges and develop innovative approaches to stop aggression in the home.

      Objectives:
      1. Raise Awareness: Understand the scope and significance of CAPVA.
      2. Identify Risk Factors: Recognise the conditions that contribute to CAPVA.
      3. Understand Impact: Learn about the effects of CAPVA on family dynamics and individual members.
      4. Develop Strategies: Gain practical tools and strategies to address and reduce CAPVA.
      5. Enhance Professional Confidence: Build confidence in identifying and intervening in cases of CAPVA.

      By the end of this training, professionals will be better equipped to identify, understand, and address CAPVA, ensuring safer home environments.

      CPD Accreditation Pending, Certificate of attendance available.

      “I enjoyed the style of the training, I found it friendly and easy to take part. I particularly liked being able to connect with a wide range of other professionals..”

      “Gave me the confidence to work in a complex area.  A lot of the resources are things that I use – attachment-based frame, Karpman triangle etc, but pulled together in a way that helps me to have the confidence to think about and engage with families in these situations.” 

      “fantastic great training, really insightful and helpful to my work” 

      Cost:  £45

      Next date: 11th July 2024

      Bespoke training

      How we interact and work together as a team reflects in our outcomes. If we have strong communication, trusting relationships and clear boundaries and expectations the outcomes we are working toward will be positive.

      Capa training helps professionals build strong communication, trusting relationships and clear boundaries and expectations within families who are impacted by a child who uses harmful and/or aggressive behaviour towards a parent. Helping to reduce and stop this behaviour and allowing families to rebuild strong positive relationships.

      Jane would be delighted to work with you and your organisation to create a bespoke training session/s to ensure that your organisational needs are met. Capa First Response can provide both online training via Zoom or Teams, or come to you to for face to face training. Get in touch with Jane to arrange a time to discuss your requirements. 

      “Wow!This was very useful training and I really enjoyed it. Jam-packed with knowledge, advice and tools.

      Brilliant”

      Training attendee, Rochdale Early Help

      “Gave me the confidence to work in a complex area. A lot of the resources are things that I use… but pulled together in a way that helps me to have the confidence to think about and engage with families in these situations.”

      Recent online training attendee

      Let’s Network!

      We run Networking sessions for professionals  with bite-sized education opportunities from guest speakers, covering topics such as:

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      Neurodiversity

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      Primary age children

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      Trauma

      We develop our networking meetings around what our professional community are interested in hearing more about, so please let us know if you have any knowledge gaps we can help you fill.

      Our next networking event is on 2nd July 2024 and you can find more about Al Coates MBE our guest speaker and book your free place here

      You can view details of past networking sessions here. Sign up to the mailing list to be notified of our next event.

       

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      Testimonials from professionals

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      I really appreciated the event, it was reaffirming for the work we are doing, and highlighted some helpful learning points for our practice too. It also reinforced the need for CAPVA training in outside agencies/ schools/ local authorities and i hope we can continue to spread the word

      Recent attendee on our Networking for Professionals event
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      I am just about to start working with a family where the 3 boys are displaying these behaviours, the youngest is only 4 and is at risk of being excluded from nursery. My initial reaction to the referral was to blame the parenting of these boys, so thank you for enabling me to get off on the right footing with this parent and I will certainly be talking about your strategies and service with this family when I meet them next week.

      Social Worker - Essex
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      Fantastic! great training, really insightful and helpful to my work.

      Social worker - Half day training
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      Great Knowledge and so informative. In addition this has been such a helpful course to have attended. Thank you again.

      Professional attending our 3 hour training
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      The training was really informative. It provided a good balance between the sharing of practical strategies and ideas and exploration of possible causes. Jane’s delivery of the training was really engaging and the training was delivered at a good pace. I like that Jane provided real life examples of cases.

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